Conscious Cooking is cooking with a focus on using what you may already have in the house, limiting your trips to the grocery store while we shelter in place. Every Friday Chef Yaku shares a meal you can cook at home with the family.

Super Energy Salad

Mini Meat & Cheese Empanadas

Deep Fried Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara and Ranch Dipping Sauces

Cinnamon Sugar Bow Ties with Cream Cheese Frosting

Roasted Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Berry Graham Dessert

Humble Hash


Ham and Asparagus Omelette



Primed & Prepped

Primed & Prepped provides students with the tools to mitigate employment barriers and hone their leadership skills.

Focused on hospitality management and culinary arts, the program is designed to support youth of color, ages 14-24, to develop culinary skills and be placed in internships and jobs!

Click Here To Learn More About Primed and Prepped

Chef Yaku Moton-Spruill

Chef Yaku is a standout in the culinary world. A graduate of California Culinary Academy of San Francisco (Le Cordon Blue) making his mark in the San Francisco food scene, Co-Owner of The Fix eatery, Owner of D.O.P.E Chef Society, and chef instructor with the Bayview Hunters Point Y Primed and Prepped program. After his first national television appearance on NBC's "Food Fighter", Chef Yaku has moved on to compete on Food Networks "Cutthroat Kitchen" (3 final appearances and 1 championship) winner of food networks star salvation season 12, finalist on "Food Network Star" Season 12 and finalist on this season of comeback kitchen on food network (aired May 27th 2018).

Husband (of Judith Spruill) and father of two (Brooklyn and Angel Spruill) Chef Yaku has been an outspoken leader for self-empowerment and equity with goals of providing scholarships, employment, and training for at-risk youth.